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If you are an interior design junkie like we are then you’ve probably heard countless designers talk about how a new coat of paint can completely transform a room. While we definitely stand by that concept, we wanted to introduce a new one: consider other finishes for your walls to achieve a completely unique look. If Pinterest is any indication, these alternative wall finishes are taking over interior design, and if you’ve noticed a trend in your pins of open planned apartments with concrete walls, give your home’s next redesign a bit more out-of-the-box thought.

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Blockwork: Culford Mews, London N1 This live/work mews house has been built from multi-coloured blocks, arranged in a pattern which has been left exposed throughout. The colours and textures of the blocks have become a key feature of the interior design.

2. Wallpaper– this is the most versatile alternative wall finish that is used in interior design. Whether you go for a simple grass cloth or a bold print, wallpaper can add a lot of interest to a room. In our example, it’s used to create a focal point in a room that has very little architectural interest. When it comes to design it’s important to go with what you love, but be mindful of how hard that choice will make other choices in the design process. We prefer wallpaper in bedrooms because it’s easy to keep the other decorating choices, such as bed linens, simple.

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Natural Clay: Clay House, London N19 This north London home is named Clay House due to the many layers of natural clay plaster that have been applied to the walls and ceilings, using a Japanese technique called Arakabe. The result is a beautifully textured and atmospheric interior. Read more on the use of alternative wall finishes from the Clay House architect Simon Astridge here.

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1. Cement walls– although we are obsessed with concrete, it’s important to know that it won’t work in all spaces. Go for it if you have an open plan (preferably modern) apartment or house. For those who love this look but feel timid about attaching concrete boards to their walls, there are two alternative options. Dutch designer Piet Boon has designed a collection of wallpapers that imitate the look of concrete without having to go all in. The second option is applying a venetian plaster finish in industrial gray shades.

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3. Brick– ah, wouldn’t we all love to have that perfect high-ceiling apartment with gorgeous exposed brick walls? It seems like it’s every house hunter’s dream to find that inexpensive place with tons of tasteful architectural interest. The reality is that not all of us are blessed with that kind of structural magic. But there is still a way! You can get the exact same look by applying thin brick veneers to your walls, many of which can be painted over if you want the texture but not the color.

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When it comes down to it, there are so many options to choose from when creating a space. We like to see in our own homes, and in those we feature, design decisions that show bravery and personality. And one of the first places to begin with are your walls. We have three different examples in our slideshow of ways to try different finishes that completely transform the space. Here’s a bit more information on these three looks:

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Hopefully we’ve inspired you to go for that wall finish that you’ve always wanted and achieve the look that really speaks to you. It might take a little bit more effort than simply buying a can of paint, but we think that the result has a big design pay-off.

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Paint smaller areas in softer, lighter hues which will make the room think larger. The living space above is a fantastic sort of how to be able to maximize a small livable space . A room of this specific size gets the tendency to be able to seem cramped, however the huge windows, light colored wall surfaces and ample using mirror not only reflect the particular natural light pouring throughout in the doors and the particular windows however the use involving mirrors also provides optic illusion of space, producing the room seem greater than it actually will be . Conversely, darker colors can make a room think smaller. Even with the particular abundance of natural light-weight and the strategic hanging on to of the mirrors, this kind of room in a dark shade could have an even more boxed-in feel into it.

Fluctuate your workout. Mix upwards patterns and textures. Blend up old and fresh , expensive and cheap. There`s nothing wrong with putting family heirlooms alongside the modern couch. Great inside decorators will tell an individual that one of typically the most important aspect in order to decorating your property is that this reflects who you will be , your personality and your own style. A vintage Chippendale office that was your grandfather`s tells a story. That tells the story involving your past. The contemporary couch you became adoringly obsessed with and basically had to purchase likewise tells a story, your current story, and there will be no reason the offer and past can`t co-exist beautifully together. A similar could be said for skill. You now might not desire to place an artwork by Salvador Dali on a single wall next to the Monet, but there`s simply no reason why they cannot get in the same area together. With fabrics no matter if it be furniture, carpets or pillows, varied hues and patterns brings heat and texture with your lifestyle space.

Employ decorative mirrors to incorporate fast light to your living area . As seen above, mirror doubles to make a new small space feel greater . For larger rooms, or even any room with a new more limited amount regarding natural light, mirrors put directly across from your home windows , will add instant lighting . Decorative mirrors doubles inside lieu of art in order to fill empty wall area . Large or small, mirror add light and aspect to your livable space.

No matter if you`ve just moved and looking for a rapid , little home pick-me-up, or perhaps perhaps something better, presently there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers make use of that you simply too can very easily do with minimal hard work and cost. Sometimes typically the smallest things make best impact. It could become digging in a looking glass , a painting, a lamp fixture or even a herb. You want to become softer your walls, brighten the room, or increase heat to your living area. Look into these clever style as well as notice how they can stimulate you!

Slip into a thing a bit more comfortable!. Slip addresses frequently get a poor rap but they are usually truly wonderful things. They will can act as a means that of changing your furniture`s look to reflect typically the seasons. These easily taken away coverings improve a complex look without constantly being concerned about people dirtying or even spilling on your pieces of furniture . Slip covers are best for rooms used often by children. Over a new white slip-covered couches provides air of an informal , comfortable, easy yet complex elegance.

Employ area rugs to become softer hardwood floors. Throw mats give warmth and could add great texture, coloring and personality to your own living space. Hardwood flooring are beautiful and effortless to keep but they general shortage the comfort that carpeted floors offer, particularly throughout the cooler months. Place rugs can also put fun and functionality to be able to your livable space . Use a number of of varying patterns in addition to fabrics together to show off your character. Or put several rugs of the particular identical pattern and cloth , or different textures nevertheless the same color. Typically the possibilities are endless. A person can change your region rugs to reflect typically the seasons using warmer hues and fabrics for chiller months and lighter kinds for the warmer periods of the year. Right now there are many lovely 100 % cotton , washable area rugs which in turn are well suited for those residences with children. There definitely is no reason precisely why a house with young kids cannot become a trendy one.

Wicker baskets. Straw-plaited baskets are an affordable and elegant approach to include storage to any space . Baskets can be applied to store and exhibit books, architectural and interior decoration magazines, toys, towels and even blankets to name a new few. Place a number of tiny wicker baskets around the counter-tops in your kitchen in order to beautifully display and shop your fruit and veggies.

Add a dangling pot holder to your current kitchen. Kitchens are intended to be warm and even inviting. We spend very much of our time throughout them whether it get for preparing meals, providing meals or entertaining. The hanging pot rack is advantageous elegance. Kitchens are designed to feel as although they are in regular use and a dangling pot rack certainly helps make one feel this approach . In addition to searching so wonderful, (there are numerous sizes and styles available) additional cupboard space beneath is currently freed up to be able to store other items. Almost never has anyone complained regarding having too much storage area.

Color or wallpaper your bookcases. This instant pop involving color will brighten in addition to re-energize any room! Is actually amazing how something therefore simple as a cover of colorful paint may instantly energize and change your space. This pre-installed bookcase would be basic and ordinary with no vivid blue interior. Probably the most basic and most inexpensive solution to transform a boring area is always to apply a cover of paint somewhere unpredicted . Bookcases are an best place to start since you don`t need to coloring a large area. Additional fun places to incorporate the pop of color consist of painting fireplace mantels, the particular insides of closets, hallways and ceilings.

Make use of what you already include to decorate. Most of us include items in our control , probably packed up throughout boxes somewhere and haven`t given them a next glance. Your house needs many accessories. Rather than running to be able to the store, take some sort of good look at that which you already have. Trays, wood , acrylic, metal or sterling silver can be on best of luggage racks, teas carts, trunks, bedside furniture and coffee tables intended for extra texture and dimensions . Arrange candles on all of them , frames or pile publications on top of these people . Plates can be strung to create wonderful wall membrane art. Art from little one`s books can be frame and hung in nurseries, children`s rooms or their particular bathrooms. You will end up being amazed at your expertise with what you currently have!

Live green . Add plants in order to your living area . Add these people to every room, tiny or large, few or even many. Plants could be an affordable means to accessorizing the space and adding coloring and texture. Not just are plants beautiful yet many can clean family air and balance dampness . They can absorb toxins and remove harmful smells from the air. Zero home should be without having these wonderful greens!

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